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Agency Information Collection Activity: Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Longitudinal Study Survey

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AGENCY:

Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Service, Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Service, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.

DATES:

Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before July 31, 2017.

ADDRESSES:

Submit written comments on the collection of information through www.Regulations.gov, or to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attn: VA Desk Officer; 725 17th St. NW., Washington, DC 20503 or sent through electronic mail to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-0786” in any correspondence.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Enterprise Records Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461-5870 or email cynthia.harvey-pryor@va.gov. Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-0786” in any correspondence.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Under the PRA of 1995, Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is being made pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA.

With respect to the following collection of information, VBA invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of VBA's functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of VBA's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology.

Authority: Public Law (Pub. L.) 110-389, Sec 334.

Title: Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Longitudinal Study Survey.

OMB Control Number: 2900-0786.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Abstract: As part of Public Law 110-389, Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (VR&E) VetSuccess Program is conducting a Longitudinal Study of veterans participating in VR&E. This study will take place over the next 20 years.

Affected Public: Individuals and households.

Estimated Annual Burden: $570,830.

Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 20 minutes.

Frequency of Response: yearly over the course of 20 years.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 7,000.

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By direction of the Secretary.

Cynthia Harvey-Pryor,

Department Clearance Officer, Office of Privacy and Records Management, Department of Veterans Affairs.

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[FR Doc. 2017-11016 Filed 5-26-17; 8:45 am]

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